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Henan Museum

Address: Henan Province, Zhengzhou City, Nongye Road, #8 flowering crabapple style ceramic flower pot unearthed in Yu. A rose-purple Chinese flowering crabapple style ceramic flower pot unearthed in Yu.

The Henan Museum is one of China’s oldest museums. It is a ‘key’ museum, with modern displays and exhibitions, modernized equipment, and a unique architecture. In 1961, along with the move of the provincial capital to Zhengzhou, it moved to its current location. In 1991 that museum was remodeled and in 1999 the official reopening was held, when the name was officially declared the Henan Museum.

The new Henan Museum is set in the central section of Nongye Road in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. It covers an area of more than 100,000 square meters, with a building area of 78,000 square meters. The exhibition hall space is more than 10.000 square meters. The building uses a combination of both traditional architecture and path breaking new technology.

A Warring States period gold-plating silver belt hook inlaid with jade unearthed in Hui County, Henan Province. Henan is situated in the middle reaches of the Yellow River. Its ancient name is Zhongzhou, or central region.  It is one of the important areas for the rise of the Chinese people’s early civilization. Because of this, exhibitions in this museum are mostly related to the ancient history and culture of the Henan region, including objects, historical traces, ancient architecture, archaeological discoveries and arts and crafts.

In the past several decades, the collecting, protection, research, and exhibition of this museum’s artifacts as well as their promotion. Objects from the Museum’s collections have traveled to America, Japan, England, Germany, France, Australia, and Denmark for exhibition and have been widely praised. The Henan Museum applies modern management systems, its security systems of surveillance and alarms are consolidated into a central unit, to ensure the safety of the objects. The automatic management system of the buildings can monitor and adjust all of the surveillance and condition systems of the various buildings. This enables ambient environmental conditions to be monitored and adjusted, to protect the collections and exhibited objects and to control the required levels of temperature and humidity.

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